Money Management News

Here’s a selection of articles we’re sure you’ll find useful: money management news, articles about retirement planning, debt consolidation, money mistakes to avoid, and more.

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TONY ALEXANDER – BNZ
May 3, 2018

This week the most interesting collection of economic data released came in the form of the Household Labour Force Survey. This comes out every three months and tells us the unemployment rate, jobs growth, and interesting bits and pieces regarding the labour market.

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TAMSYN PARKER – NZ Herald
April 8, 2018

People are not putting enough into KiwiSaver and the charges are high, says a global expert in pension policy.

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TAMSYN PARKER – NZ Herald
April 4, 2018

New Zealand retirees are being short-changed according to countries like the Netherlands

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FRANCES COOK – NZ Herald
March 21, 2018

Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB’s Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s whether you should help your kids with the problem of getting a first home. Hosted by Frances Cook.

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TAMSYN PARKER – NZ Herald
February 17, 2018

Most of us have thought about it – cashing in on property prices by selling up and retiring to the country or a smaller centre.

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 BRIAN FALLOW – NZ Herald
February 16, 2018

The risk is growing that we will see more and more older people living in housing-related poverty.

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TAMSYN PARKER – NZ Herald
June 13, 2012

New Zealanders aren’t saving enough to meet the income levels they would like to retire on and women are lagging behind, two surveys by banks show.

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HAMISH FLETCHER – NZ Herald
December 26, 2017

The vast majority of Kiwi retirees will be reduced to living off the pension alone after just ten years of retirement, according to a new report by the Financial Services Council.

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MICHAEL RIDDING – The Conversation
June 24, 2017

As we get older we have a greater risk of developing impairments in areas of cognitive function – such as memory, reasoning and verbal ability.

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JOANNA MATHERS – NZ Herald
November 22, 2015

Their careers over, the kids flown, older people are joining the backpacker trail. Joanna Mathers reports.

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JENÉE TIBSHRAENY – Interest
June 21, 2017

By the end of the year, you may be able to plug in information about your financial situation to an approved computer programme, and have personalised advice spouted back out at you.

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Claire Glynn – Genesis Energy
April 6, 2016

The number of New Zealander’s aged 65 and over has doubled since 1980, and is likely to double again by 2036.

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oversixty.com.au
December 2, 2015

For many people, retirement is the time to downsize from the family home to a smaller dwelling. It’s a big decision so before you take the plunge, first ask yourself these six questions to ensure you make an informed choice.

Brian Fallow: Retired and renting - is this our future?

BRIAN FALLOW – NZ Herald
May 12, 2017

One of the assumptions underpinning the level of New Zealand Superannuation payments is that by the time people retire, they will at least own the roof over their heads.

Get Sorted: When robo-insurance gives a bum steer

TOM HARTMANN – NZ Herald
May 8, 2017

With a few clicks and a credit card at the ready, it’s easy to buy insurance online.

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DIANA CLEMENT – NZ Herald
April 23, 2017

Just chuck it on the mortgage.

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EMMA RUSSELL – NZ Herald
March 15, 2017

A Whanganui man is aiming to get one million people out of debt with his new business, Debt Free Me.

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TAMSYN PARKER – NZ Herald
January 2, 2017

Experts are urging people to plan ahead for increasing mortgage rates and their potential flow on effect to rents.

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TANIA DICKIE – Live News 
June 17, 2015 

It seems that credit card interest rates remain high whether the Reserve Bank of New Zealand decreases or increases the official cash rate or not.

Knowing how much of your KiwiSaver fund to withdraw after retirement is a balancing act. Picture / Getty Images

DIANA CLEMENT – NZ Herald
May 4, 2015

Instead of blowing KiwiSavings at 65, option offers income security.

Worst money mistakes to make in your 50s

TAMSYN PARKER – NZ Herald
September 7, 2016 

Money experts say failing to pay off the mortgage and save for retirement are the biggest mistakes people can make in their 50s.

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RICHARD MEADOWS – Stuff
25 June, 2012

Once upon a time, two starving waifs lost in the woods stumbled upon a fantastic sight- an edible gingerbread house.

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TAMSYN PARKER – NZ Herald
September 5, 2016 

New research has revealed Kiwis are underestimating how much it will cost to fill their supermarket trolleys in retirement.

Get Sorted: Rainy day funds enjoy their day in the sun

HOLLY RYAN – NZ Herald
November 15, 2016 

it isn’t just inexperienced investors that are being caught out by the increase in cold calls scams.

Get Sorted: Rainy day funds enjoy their day in the sun

TOM HARTMANN – NZ Herald
October 10, 2016 

An emergency fund is something you need to build yourself.

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TONY ALEXANDER – BNZ
December 6, 2016

The results here come from our quarterly survey of 12,000 Weekly Overview readers.

Get Sorted: Rainy day funds enjoy their day in the sun

TOM HARTMANN – NZ Herald
November 14, 2016 

Are there bullseyes on our backs?

Get Sorted: Rainy day funds enjoy their day in the sun

DIANA CLEMENT – NZ Herald
October 9, 2016 

When Robyn Pearce’s teenage grandson moved in two years ago, he got the financial shock of his life.

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DIANA CLEMENT – NZ Herald
May 5, 2012

Marital splits may drive mid-income couples into a financial quagmire.

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WILLIAM P. BARRETT – Forbes
April 4, 2016
Retirement represents a period of change. For most people, that means less income, but more time to do what they choose.

SUPPLIED/BNZ: Donna Nicolof heads up BNZ's private bank and family office services, says: "It's a growing part of the business. In the last three years we have doubled in size."

ROB STOCK – Stuff
January 4, 2016

Private banking for the very wealthy is booming as ageing business owners cash up.